"Arcana King's debut album is a masterclass in progressive arena rock. Be sure not to miss their live show - there's a whole different sound to it"
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ARCANA KINGS (formerly the Johnny McCuaig Band) return with their undeniable rockin’ release “Lions As Ravens” featuring the singles “HERE WE GO”, “RUN RUNAWAY”,and “MOTHER”.
Music Industry maven, Taron Cochrane calls Arcana Kings “a Rock and Roll Tour De Force”.
This band is a musical sensation that continues to deliver impressive rock songs like their powerful CFL sports anthem “Here We Go”.
Arcana Kings meaning secrets or mysteries,are made up of Johnny McCuaig on lead vocals, bagpipes and rhythm guitar, lead guitarist James Picton, rhythm guitarist and vocals Allan Morrison, on bass Kevin Kyle and drummer Graham Templeman.
Officially re branding as ‘Arcana Kings’ from their pervious act as The Johnny McCuaig Band, the band is eager to release their debut album Lions As Ravens in 2019. With a sound that guarantees to make you move ‘Arcana Kings’ are a fantastic blend of Rock, Pop and Punk.
“A gripping, climaxing explosion of ancient and current sound, that rises in your soul, and lifts you off your seat!” - Trisha Elliot - Night Life Columnist and owner of Say It Loud Writing Design
The Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders use the bands single, Here We Go, (Lions As Ravens) as they take to the field at the start of every home game in Mosaic Stadium. Here We Go is quickly becoming a sports anthem with CFL and NHL teams to fire up athletes and their fans.
The band was also featured in the opening and halftime at the Western-Semi Finals CFL Playoffs. As ‘The Johnny McCuaig Band’, they have toured overseas in countries such as Japan, Sweden and Mexico, and have secured fans from across the Western United States through tours and annual performances on Fremont Street in Las Vegas.
‘The Johnny McCuaig Band’ was nominated for awards such as Best Music Video, Artist of the Year and Best Rock Song for the Kootenay Music Awards, as well as Best Rock Video for Canadian Independent Music Video Awards.
Johnny McCuaig was born and raised in Nelson B.C. At a very young age Johnny began to play bagpipes with the Nelson Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band. By age 11 he was already touring other schools in the area playing guitar with his classmates as they put on a musical production that saw the kids perform classic rock and country songs they learned from their teachers. After graduating high school, Johnny joined his mothers classic country band as first a drummer, then a guitar player. This was a spring board that led him into a bass player roll with rocker Carson Cole. One day while playing in Yellowknife Johnny happened to have his bagpipes with him and began to play with the band. The crowds response made such an impression on him that he knew it was time to pursue an original minded career. McCuaig was born. This eventually led to The Johnny McCuaig band and now Arcana Kings. Johnny is the lead singer, bagpipe player and rhythm guitarist for Arcana Kings.